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The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

Not Rated
96 min | Comedy

After a pierside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails, he enlists the help of his best friend Puncher Roberts to ...See moreAfter a pierside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails, he enlists the help of his best friend Puncher Roberts to smuggle the child aboard. But babies are surprisingly demanding, and gradually the whole crew is drawn into helping keep it fed and washed, and undiscovered. Even so, the officers above deck start to puzzle over the increasingly strange happenings on-board. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Director
Writers
Anthony Thorne (novel) | Jay Lewis (screenplay) | Gilbert Hackforth-Jones (screenplay) | Bryan Forbes (additional scenes and dialogue) | Richard De Roy (screenplay) (story)
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Manuel del Campo (as Manuel Del Campo)
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Updated Jul 10, 1956

Release date
Sep 30, 1957 (United States)

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49 cast members
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John Mills
Puncher Roberts Puncher Roberts   See fewer
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Richard Attenborough
Knocker White Knocker White   See fewer
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André Morell
Marshal (as Andre Morell) Marshal (as Andre Morell)   See fewer
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Bryan Forbes
Prof. Evans Prof. Evans   See fewer
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Michael Hordern
Capt. Hugh Capt. Hugh   See fewer
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Ernest Clark
Cmdr. Geoffrey Digby Cmdr. Geoffrey Digby   See fewer
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Harry Locke
CPO Blades CPO Blades   See fewer
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Thorley Walters
Lt. Setley Lt. Setley   See fewer
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Duncan Lamont
Master-at-Arms Master-at-Arms   See fewer
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Lisa Gastoni
Maria Vespucci Maria Vespucci   See fewer
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Cyril Raymond
P.M.O. P.M.O.   See fewer
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Harold Siddons
Whiskers Whiskers   See fewer
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D.A. Clarke-Smith
The Admiral The Admiral   See fewer
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Kenneth Griffith
Sub-Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
The Marshal's Aide The Marshal's Aide   See fewer
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Carlo Giustini
First Vespucci Brother First Vespucci Brother   See fewer
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Ferdy Mayne
Interpreter Interpreter   See fewer
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Vincent Barbi
Second Vespucci Brother (as Vince Barbi) Second Vespucci Brother (as Vince Barbi)   See fewer
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Vittorio Vittori
Third Vespucci Brother Third Vespucci Brother   See fewer
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Martyn Garrett
The Baby The Baby   See fewer
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Chris Adcock
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Allen
Mate (uncredited) Mate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Ayres
American Captain (uncredited) American Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Ball
Second Sailor at Dance (uncredited) Second Sailor at Dance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rebecca Birken
Ginny (uncredited) Ginny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Cargill
Navigation Officer (uncredited) Navigation Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leigh Christian
Marilyn (uncredited) Marilyn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Dear
S.B.A. Nightingale (uncredited) S.B.A. Nightingale (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacinta Dicks
Mama Vespucci (uncredited) Mama Vespucci (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norma Donaldson
Dr. Bryce (uncredited) Dr. Bryce (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Forbes-Robertson
Gunnery Officer (uncredited) Gunnery Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Foster
First Sailor at Dance (uncredited) First Sailor at Dance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Henderson
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brandon Jones
Bobby (uncredited) Bobby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Kydd
Chief Steward (uncredited) Chief Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lori Lethin
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrigan Logan
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lucia
Rick (uncredited) Rick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Machon
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Niles McMaster
Derek (uncredited) Derek (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Miller
Paolo Vespucci (uncredited) Paolo Vespucci (uncredited)   See fewer
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Judith Penrod
Chariene (uncredited) Chariene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Purcell
Officer of the Watch (uncredited) Officer of the Watch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yvonne Romain
Italian Girl (uncredited) Italian Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marc Sheldon
Executive Officer (uncredited) Executive Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 225 votes